Edward Norton

Biography

Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role as a reformed white power skinhead in American History X earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor. His other films include period dramas such as Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and The Painted Veil (2006); and other notable films such as Rounders (1998), Fight Club (1999), 25th Hour (2002), Red Dragon (2002), and The Incredible Hulk (2008).

In addition to acting, Norton is also a writer and director. He made his directorial debut with the film Keeping the Faith (2000) and is slated to direct the film adaptation of the novel Motherless Brooklyn. Norton did uncredited work on the scripts for The Score, Frida, and The Incredible Hulk.

In his private life, Norton is an environmental and social activist. He is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing, founded by his grandfather, James Rouse. Norton is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He ran in the 2009 New York City Marathon to raise money for the Trust. He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform. In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversityby UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996, his supporting role in the courtroom drama Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role as a reformed white power skinhead in American History X earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor. His other films include period dramas such as Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and The Painted Veil (2006); and other notable films such as Rounders (1998), Fight Club (1999), 25th Hour (2002), Red Dragon (2002), and The Incredible Hulk (2008).

In addition to acting, Norton is also a writer and director. He made his directorial debut with the film Keeping the Faith (2000) and is slated to direct the film adaptation of the novel Motherless Brooklyn. Norton did uncredited work on the scripts for The Score, Frida, and The Incredible Hulk.

In his private life, Norton is an environmental and social activist. He is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing, founded by his grandfather, James Rouse. Norton is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He ran in the 2009 New York City Marathon to raise money for the Trust. He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform. In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversityby UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward Norton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1969-08-18

Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Edward Harrison
  • Ed Norton

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Untitled Stop-Motion Project
2016 Collateral Beauty
2016 Sausage Party as Sammy Bagel Jr. (voice)
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014 Birdman as Mike Shiner
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel as Henckels
2013 Salinger as Himself
2012 The Bourne Legacy as Byer
2012 Moonrise Kingdom as Scout Master Ward
2012 The Apple Pushers as Narrator
2010 Stone as Gerald Creeson
2009 Modern Family(1 episode) as Izzy LaFontaine
2009 The Invention of Lying as Cop
2009 Leaves of Grass as Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid
2008 Pride and Glory as Ray Tierney
2008 The Incredible Hulk as Bruce Banner
2006 The Painted Veil as Walter Fane
2006 The Illusionist as Eisenheim
2005 Stella(1 episode)
2005 Down in the Valley as Harlan
2005 Kingdom of Heaven as King Baldwin
2003 Sunday Morning Shootout(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Declaration of Independence as Himself
2003 The Italian Job as Steve
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 25th Hour as Monty Brogan
2002 Red Dragon as Will Graham
2002 Frida as Nelson Rockefeller
2002 Death to Smoochy as Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy
2001 The Score as Jack Teller
2000 Keeping the Faith as Father Brian Finn
1999 Fight Club as The Narrator
1998 American History X as Derek Vinyard
1998 Rounders as Lester 'Worm' Murph
1998 Out of the Past as Henry Gerber
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 Everyone Says I Love You as Holden Spence
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt as Alan Isaacman
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1996 Primal Fear as Aaron Stampler
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Edward Norton
1900 Strange Days on Planet Earth(6 episodes)

Production

2009 Leaves of Grass … Producer
2006 The Painted Veil … Producer
2005 Down in the Valley … Producer
2004 Dirty Work … Executive Producer
2000 Keeping the Faith … Producer

Directing

2000 Keeping the Faith … Director

Editing

2005 Down in the Valley … Editor

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